Am I the only one that doesn’t adore Halloween? I feel like I’ve grown out of it. Once it becomes socially unacceptable to go and beg for sweets from your neighbours (am I too old for that? Are we sure?) it can get a bit boring.
Of course, there are always opportunities to dress up-parties and events alike, but after last years faff when I turned up to a party having been told it was fancy dress and then NO ONE ELSE WAS DRESSED UP I am far too traumatised to bother this year. (To the friend who knew it wasn’t fancy dress and insisted I still buy that floor length tutu, I still haven’t forgiven you. You know who you are)
So for those of you who would prefer a pampered night in to an all out scary sesh, here are my top tips to having a brilliant alternative Halloween!
1. Playing around with Halloween make up
With no one judging your costume choice, and no one there to out-do you, why would you not just have a play about? Unicorn, fairy, dark evil queen…the list is endless.
2. Eat all that chocolate
I mean, this would be easier the day after Halloween when all the chocolate is discounted. But there’s nothing better than curling up with some nibbles and a hot drink on an autumn night….
3. Watch the scariest film you can handle
I’ll be seeing how much of American Horror Story I can stomach, and probably hiding my eyes from the ghouls snuggled into my boyfriend. While he makes fun of me.
4. Crack out the Lush Halloween bath bombs
After all that make up messing, cleanse yourself off with I bought all the lush halloween bath bombs and I need an excuse to use them. Also, how long after Halloween can you really use pumpkin bath bombs? Particularly with Christmas on the way!
5. Prepare for whichever event you’re ACTUALLY excited for…
Who cares if it’s still October? I’ve been counting down to Christmas since July. (Yes, I’m one of those people)
What are you guys up to this Halloween? Do you love it or loathe it?